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David Anthony Matranga (born April 20, 1975) is an American voice actor who works with Sentai Filmworks and Funimation. He is probably most famous for voicing Tomoya Okazaki in CLANNAD and Shoto Todoroki in My Hero Academia. Not to be confused for Dave Matranga note  and David N. Matranga note . He is not related to musician Jonah Matranga.

He's actually been a voice actor for many years, having worked on anime with the now defunct ADV Films since as early as 2000, but was under the radar of most fans due to a lack of well-known roles and almost no convention appearances. Since the rise of Sentai Filmworks though, he's slowly become more visible and prolific in the industry and his popularity solidified thanks to some of his roles in Funimation.

Often cast alongside with Luci Christian, Hilary Haag, and Monica Rial.

Here's his Facebook and Twitter page.

Notable voice roles from David Matranga:

Tropes about his roles:

  • Adam Westing: In ADV's Super Milk Chan dub. He portrays an aggressive and immature version of himself. In reality, he seems to be a humble and very sweet man. During an interview for a Highschool of the Dead cable special, he said that in a zombie apocalypse he, "probably wouldn't be the hero." See above for more about that interview.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He plays a slightly loopy history teacher in Stages Repertory Theatre's production of The Complete History of America (Abridged).
  • Large Ham: He can really ham it up if need be. His role as Kagerou in Inu × Boku SS may be the best example.
  • Pigeonholed Voice Actor: David's characters are often Troubled, but Cute young men and teenagers that are snarky. Super Milk inverts this, and it's scary if you're familiar with his most of his other work. Robodog has a raspy, metallic screech. Ario sounds like a stereotypical baby. Given his situation, you can't really blame him for crying all the time.
  • The Stoic: Many of the characters he voiced have a calm personality. Todoroki is a prime example.